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City playground a reward for families

City playground a reward for families

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:36 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Big kids trial about-to-open Margaret Mahy playground in Christchurch

Big kids trial about-to-open Margaret Mahy playground in Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:08 a.m. by MediaThePress

The multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy playground survived a big kids test run before its official opening.

Design team chosen for Christchurch Metro Sports Facility

Design team chosen for Christchurch Metro Sports Facility

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility is inching closer to reality with the Government announcing the team that will design the central city anchor project.

Technology aids repair review

Technology aids repair review

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 8:41 a.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Security tight on Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Security tight on Christ Church Cathedral announcement

Monday, 21 December 2015 8:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Key players in the saga of the Christ Church Cathedral are bound by confidentiality agreements ahead of an announcement this week on the future of the quake-damaged building.

Heritage National Bank building to be restored by new owners

Heritage National Bank building to be restored by new owners

Monday, 21 December 2015 3:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developers who created the Dux Central hospitality precinct in central Christchurch will restore the historic National Bank building on Victoria Square.

Metro Sports Facility design team appointed

Metro Sports Facility design team appointed

Monday, 21 December 2015 3:48 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

EQC appoints new Customer and Claims general manager

EQC appoints new Customer and Claims general manager

Monday, 21 December 2015 3:36 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

freiSITE

freiSITE

Monday, 21 December 2015 2:04 p.m. by GapFiller

freiSITE is a crowd-sourced collection of hidden treats and secret gems. It’s a celebration of the undervalued, sweet and free things to do in and around Christchurch city. It might be a great tree to climb in Hagley Park, a family of eels to spot in the Ōtākaro/Avon River or a fantastic fact about your favourite building. To view the contributions check the […]

Contractors put final touches on Christchurchs Margaret Mahy playground

Contractors put final touches on Christchurch's Margaret Mahy playground

Monday, 21 December 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors are putting the finishing touches on the Margaret Mahy playground in central Christchurch ahead of Tuesday's grand opening.

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Sunday, 20 December 2015 4:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Christchurch heritage house on Heberden Ave Sumner, built in 1852, demolished

Sunday, 20 December 2015 4:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:26 a.m. by MediaStuff

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Christchurch heritage house, built in 1852, demolished due to quake risk

Sunday, 20 December 2015 11:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of the oldest homes in Christchurch has been demolished.

Christchurch Justice Precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Christchurch Justice Precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Friday, 18 December 2015 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new justice and emergency services precinct will be one of the safest places in the city in any future natural disaster.

Private insurers reassure Canterbury residents

Private insurers reassure Canterbury residents

Friday, 18 December 2015 6:16 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Private insurers today moved to reassure customers that they will not use Limitations Act defences for residential claims arising out of the Canterbury Earthquakes where proceedings are filed before 4 September 2017.

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Friday, 18 December 2015 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council and its insurers, LAPP (the Local Authority Protection Programme Disaster Fund) and Civic Assurance’s principal reinsurers, today announced that they have agreed a full and final conditional settlement in relation to damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Creating a compact, exciting, beautiful city

Creating a compact, exciting, beautiful city

Friday, 18 December 2015 4:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

Justice precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Justice precinct will be safe, light and welcoming

Friday, 18 December 2015 4:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new justice and emergency services precinct will be one of the safest places in the city in any future natural disaster.

EQC and insurers reassure homeowners about their rights to sue

EQC and insurers reassure homeowners about their rights to sue

Friday, 18 December 2015 11:09 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury homeowners will be able to launch legal action against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) up to six years after their claim is settled.

EQC and the six-year claim limitation period

EQC and the six-year claim limitation period

Friday, 18 December 2015 10:59 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Holiday hours

Holiday hours

Friday, 18 December 2015 2:20 a.m. by SouthernResponse

As the year draws to a close, we'd like to wish you a safe and happy holiday and thank you for working with us throughout 2015.

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

Thursday, 17 December 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council makes progress on new Sumner Community Facility

IAG New Zealands licence cancellation a technicality

IAG New Zealand's licence cancellation a technicality

Thursday, 17 December 2015 1:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance giant IAG New Zealand is reassuring customers about the cancellation of two of its insurance licences.

Red zoning anomaly frustrates long-term New Brighton landowner

Red zoning 'anomaly' frustrates long-term New Brighton landowner

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 5:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Anthony Wills does not understand how a number and a couple of metres can make such a difference.

Bridge of Remembrance upgrade to begin

Bridge of Remembrance upgrade to begin

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 5:00 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Bridge of Remembrance will be ready for Anzac Day

Bridge of Remembrance will be ready for Anzac Day

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 4:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance will be fixed in time for Anzac Day.

These people need justice says lawyer for Southern Response customers.

'These people need justice' says lawyer for Southern Response customers.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response is warning homeowners could be worse off if they sue the company as a group using international backers.

Homeowners seek group action against Southern Response

Homeowners seek group action against Southern Response

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

Southern Response has failed to meet its obligations as an insurer, leaving thousands of people in broken homes for years, the High Court has heard.

Christchurch Art Gallery reopening 19 December 2015

Christchurch Art Gallery reopening 19 December 2015

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu will open to visitors at 10am Saturday 19 December 2015.

Business Leader of the Year nominee: Jacki Johnson

Business Leader of the Year nominee: Jacki Johnson

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

IAG New Zealand chief executive Jacki Johnson arrived in New Zealand from Australia in 2010 right after the first Christchurch earthquake. It has, without a doubt, been one of the most intense periods for local insurers and has presented...

Proposed representative action

Proposed representative action

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:59 a.m. by SouthernResponse

There has been coverage this morning about the High Court hearing in Christchurch about a proposed representative action.

Obstacle Course by Cashmere Primary School

Obstacle Course by Cashmere Primary School

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 5:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Early in 2015 Daniel Gorman, a teacher at Te Waka Unua Technology Centre, was looking for a project for a group of students from Cashmere Primary School. The students came into the city to explore some of the Gap Filler projects and other projects around the city. “It was really awesome going out and seeing […]

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Opening 22 December 2015

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Opening 22 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 3:06 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The opening of the new Margaret Mahy Family Playground next week will allow Christchurch’s children to enjoy the new facility throughout the summer holidays.

Semiko Tallott-Stuart first woman to be awarded major apprenticeship

Semiko Tallott-Stuart first woman to be awarded major apprenticeship

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Semiko Tallott-Stuart's late father inspired her to take up carpentry.

Limitation Act – Time running out

Limitation Act – Time running out

Monday, 14 December 2015 5:22 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to a Press story about the 6 year limitation period under the Limitation Act and its effect on claims for earthquake damage.  To be safe anyone with an unsettled claim against EQC or their insurance company should sue by 3 September 2016. Once the limitation period expires that is the end.

EQC renews commitment to GeoNet

EQC renews commitment to GeoNet

Monday, 14 December 2015 4:16 p.m. by GovtEQC

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

About 4500 Christchurch homeowners have been told they have Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability (ILV) as a consequence of the 2010-2011 series of earthquakes and will be compensated. That number may seem low, given the extensive land damage the city suffered, but …

Massey Uni surveying quake insurance experiences

Massey Uni surveying quake insurance experiences

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Massey University is conducting research into how badly or well the EQC and insurers responded to quake claims to ensure better responses to future large earthquakes. They want as many claimants as possible to answer the tick-box survey on their …

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:33 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Under the Limitation Act insured homeowners only have 6 years from the date of the damaging earthquake(s) within which to sue EQC and insurance companies for compensation.  

Time ticking on earthquake insurance claims court action

Time ticking on earthquake insurance claims court action

Monday, 14 December 2015 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury homeowners with unresolved earthquake claims risk losing their rights to pursue legal action in less than nine months.

On this day - 1920 Chinese earthquake

On this day - 1920 Chinese earthquake

Monday, 14 December 2015 11:37 a.m. by GovtEQC

Fabulous Job Avaaz

Fabulous Job Avaaz

Monday, 14 December 2015 8:38 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

For those of you not familiar with Avaaz it is a 42-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live …

Developers back Gough call for bigger private rebuild role

Developers back Gough call for bigger private rebuild role

Friday, 11 December 2015 8:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private property owners have joined a call for them to take a bigger role in Christchurch's recovery.

South Frame Mural Timelapse - short version

South Frame Mural Timelapse - short version

Friday, 11 December 2015 3:43 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The South Frame will become a new destination for art and creativity. Street artist Elliot Francis Stewart creates a mural on Mollett Street as part of the Spectrum street art festival, December 2015.

Panel must reconsider cliff collapse properties decision court says

Panel must reconsider cliff collapse properties decision court says

Friday, 11 December 2015 11:32 a.m. by MediaStuff

The High Court in Christchurch has allowed an appeal taken by a landowner affected by natural hazard zones in the Port Hills.

Calls for locally-led Regeneration phase of Christchurchs quake rebuild

Calls for locally-led Regeneration phase of Christchurch's quake rebuild

Friday, 11 December 2015 10:22 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are calling for a locally-led recovery and a scaling back of central Government powers under proposed legislation to govern the next phase of the earthquake recovery.

Regenerate Christchurch submissions under way

Regenerate Christchurch submissions under way

Friday, 11 December 2015 9:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians are having their say on proposed legislation to govern the next phase of the region's earthquake recovery.

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council has today agreed to a further peer review of its Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015) and a subsequent review of the wording on LIMs for properties potentially affected by coastal hazards.

Stage-one vision for Nga Puna Wai released

Stage-one vision for Nga Puna Wai released

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has released a shared vision for stage one of the major new sports hub planned for Nga Puna Wai reserve near Wigram.

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:40 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has approved a range of water toys and other leisure attractions for residents of all ages that will feature in the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre on QEII Park.

Terrace project construction slowdown expected in Christchurch

Terrace project construction slowdown expected in Christchurch

Thursday, 10 December 2015 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A slowdown in construction of a major Christchurch rebuild project is expected after a key tenant changed its requirements.

New FreshChoice supermarket for Christchurch city centre

New FreshChoice supermarket for Christchurch city centre

Thursday, 10 December 2015 5:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's central business district is to get its first full-service supermarket.

South Frame Mural Timelapse

South Frame Mural Timelapse

Thursday, 10 December 2015 3:44 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The South Frame will become a new destination for art and creativity. Street artist Elliot Frances Stewart creates a mural on Mollett Street as part of the Spectrum street art festival, December 2015.

Final deadline for red zone offers

Final deadline for red zone offers

Thursday, 10 December 2015 3:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 100 people have not accepted the buyout offer on their red-zoned property, just a day out from the final deadline.

Released PwC report finds Canterbury District Health Boards finances stable

Released PwC report finds Canterbury District Health Board's finances stable

Thursday, 10 December 2015 2:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's health system was operating at a "historic" $50 million surplus before having to take its earthquake rebuild into account, an external review has found.

Ben Gough: Let the private sector crack on

Ben Gough: Let the private sector 'crack on'

Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Dithering and delays by the Government in committing to Christchurch's anchor projects means that many prospective CBD investors are sitting on their hands. It's been a long wait.

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Trafalgar St double cul de sac option is being revisited as Christchurch City Council staff work out alternative ways to slow traffic without cutting it off in the middle. Not all residents oppose the cul de sacs – some …